CoolSculpting® is an effective means of targeted fat reduction for adults in Sugar Land, TX, who are within a healthy weight range. Board-certified general surgeon Dr. Matthew St. Laurent of Northwest EndoSurgical provides CoolSculpting® for patients with excess fat on their hips, thighs, arms and abdomen.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is an FDA-approved means of targeted fat reduction without surgery or use of anesthesia. This procedure effectively targets and removes fat from the upper arms, thighs, abdomen, hips and other areas as appropriate without the need for invasive procedures. CoolSculpting® is provided using controlled cooling devices placed on the surface of the patient’s body. Within about an hour, an entire CoolSculpting® session can be completed, and the patient is able to return to their daily schedule without any need for recovery or downtime.
Benefits of CoolSculpting®
CoolSculpting® provides lasting fat reduction as a possible alternative or companion to liposuction. CoolSculpting® is much less expensive than liposuction. When fat freezing is an appropriate means for fat reduction according to the patient’s desired outcome, the patient can be treated in about an hour and does not undergo surgery or anesthesia. There is no pain involved in CoolSculpting® and zero recovery time is required.
This cutting-edge form of fat reduction decreases fat in areas typically difficult if not impossible to target through dieting and exercise. Those areas include upper arms, thighs, flanks and the abdomen. Other areas may be treated if the device can be properly applied.
How is CoolSculpting® performed?
CoolSculpting® is performed in a non-surgical setting on an outpatient basis. Much like a spa or salon appointment, this procedure can be scheduled during a work day or other daily routine. The entire session can be completed in an hour, and the patient is able to go right back to normal daily activities.
For a CoolSculpting® session, the patient arrives at Northwest EndoSurgical and settles into a comfortable position in the treatment room. Some patients even sleep while others choose to read magazines or books or watch a movie.
CoolSculpting® devices are placed on the areas for treatment. Controlled cooling is then applied, and fat is effectively frozen without any effect on surrounding skin, muscle or other tissues. At the end of the session, the devices are removed, and treated areas are gently massaged to return optimal blood flow. The patient then goes back to daily activities.
In about 12 weeks following CoolSculpting®, the body has targeted the frozen fat to be treated as waste. This happens through the digestive system, just as other lipids from consumed foods are flushed. Once this evacuation is completed, the patient will see beautiful results of about 25 to 30% fat reduction in treated areas.
About Northwest EndoSurgical & Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
CoolSculpting® in Sugar Land, TX is performed by Northwest EndoSurgical. Board-certified general surgeon Dr. Matthew St. Laurent and our highly qualified staff help you reach your goals for a beautiful physique through fat reduction using advanced fat freezing technology. For all of our patients, we work to provide weight reduction treatment within a supportive and relaxed, professional environment.
*Individual results may vary